Human Rights News

Human Rights News

Here is a preview of human rights related news compiled from a non exhaustive selection of various news sources originating from a number of organisations, national and international, working in the field. This information is updated twice a day.

Burma - Four detained newspaper journalists appear in court on Emergency Provisions Act charges

Reporters without border - 6 hours 19 min ago

Latest sign of government U-turn on freedom of information Four of the seven journalists with the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay who were arrested more than two weeks ago on charges of publishing false...

Thailand: Interim Constitution Provides Sweeping Powers

Human Rights Watch - 13 hours 5 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Thai military junta should amend the interim constitution it unilaterally promulgated that gives it sweeping powers...

India: Rape of 6-Year-Old Highlights Sexual Abuse

Human Rights Watch - 18 hours 8 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The rape of a 6-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has refocused attention on sexual abuse of children in India...

Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

Human Rights Watch - 20 hours 3 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Australia should use the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue to press the Vietnamese government to make concrete...

US: An Urgent Case for Immigration Reform

Human Rights Watch - 20 hours 41 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The public debate over the recent surge in child migrants across the US border with Mexico should spur Congress to reform US...

Poland: Landmark Rulings on CIA Torture Complicity

Human Rights Watch - 21 hours 13 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The landmark rulings against Poland by the European Court of Human Rights on July 24, 2014, underscore the need for...

Ukraine: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians

Human Rights Watch - 21 hours 43 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Unguided Grad rockets launched apparently by Ukrainian government forces and pro-government militias have killed at...

Ukraine - Journalists banned from covering fighting in Donetsk region

Reporters without border - 1 day 2 hours ago

Rebel decree is fuelling arbitrary arrests of reporters Reporters Without Borders condemns a decree by the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk drastically restricting media coverage of...

USA: Another ‘botched’ execution, abolition the only solution

Amnesty International - 1 day 2 hours ago

Headline Title:  USA: Another ‘botched’ execution, abolition the only solution 24 July 2014...

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